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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ben Bolling Abstract This essay examines the serialized accrual of narrative in the transmedia celebrity construct of Truman Capote. Through historical and literary analysis of texts ranging from the travelogue The Muses are Heard (1956), the profile of Marlon Brando in “The Duke in His Domain...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Melissa Gniadek This essay reads George Lippard’s ’Bel of Prairie Eden (1848), E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand (1859), and a moving panorama, The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (ca. 1850), to show how the serial structures and temporalities of these particular...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the ongoing seriality of Nancy as offering a complex queer adorability that destabilizes modes of identification in the Nancy comics and beyond. Both Brainard’s and Bushmiller’s Nancy texts draw on the controlled miniature and the unwieldy additive catalog, which are characteristic of the long-running serial...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Katy Chiles Martin Delany's Blake; or the Huts of America , a serialized novel about a black West Indian who plans a hemispheric slave rebellion, theorizes the nineteenth-century nation-state. While scholars have drawn connections between seriality and the establishment of nation-states, Blake...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Americans at the vanguard of the pro-Ethiopian campaigns. For all its obvious concerns with issues of black internationalism raised by the Italo-Ethiopian War—and though it gripped the black popular imagination of its time—Schuyler's Black Empire , originally serialized from 1936 to 1938 in the Pittsburgh...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in her serialized comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For , the Bush presidency posited truth as unknowable, facts as infinitely flexible, and faith as constitutive of reality. Fun Home never mentions the president (nor any historical figure or event after the mid-1980s), but the memoir uses newly available...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reproduction. Readers were able to write in to the magazine to adopt “dependent” children whose images and stories were featured in each issue. The essay suggests that these serialized images and “tragic histories” constructed a form of realism in which the Delineator ’s readers were invited to act as maternal...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States (1852) and his serially published novel of circum-Caribbean slave insurrection, Blake (1859, 1861–62). Mattox argues that in an antebellum era marked by struggles over the rights of black Americans and by growing U.S. hemispheric claims, the attention...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” into a transnational race man. In the essay’s second half, I demonstrate how Martin R. Delany’s Blake (1859, 1861–62) readapted Whittier’s account to appeal to black radical abolitionists. By literarily resurrecting Juan Placido as an active revolutionary in the serial novel’s plot, Delany articulated not only...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 245–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... at L’Union (a bilingual, Black Creole weekly in New Orleans). These examples reveal the practical language of editorship expressed through serial formats. By reading editing on its own terms, in the patterns of established formats and formal innovations, it becomes possible to envision the broader study...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 June 2020
... analysis seriality As early as the fourth issue of the Crisis , W. E. B. Du Bois ( 1911 ) called on readers to assist in the creation of the magazine’s content. He offered this proposal: Do not hesitate to criticize us. We want ideas. We want short, live articles, with facts done into English. We...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... be, producing scenes that refuse to be marshalled into the discrete chronology of simple plot and a host of characters whose lives overlap and blur in their shared circumstances and joint wounds. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 reparations sentimentalism serialization William Wells...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... historical assessments of how the literary medium of comics, and its larger aesthetic and production history, might be understood as a distinctly queer mode of cultural production that has functioned as queer history, rather than its serialized supplement. When we understand the history of sexuality...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
... absolute existence. One year, one month, one minute— these unit lengths have to be ‘‘real’’ unit lengths, objectively measur- able. And as proof of that objective measurement, they have to come already stamped with a serial number. And so we speak of one par- ticular minute as, say, 10:10, followed...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the long-­term, wider impact of each invention, the Frank Reade Jr. dime novels focus on serial adventure, setting up a strange, repeated formula where transformative technology is constructed, used on a personal scale, and then withdrawn from society with no real...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 91–117.
Published: 01 March 2003
... York Evening Journal and Oakland Tribune then serialized it in 1919; Macmillan published the U.S. edition in 1920.47 London com- 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 107 of 252 pleted the manuscript before his death in 1916, through a deal facili...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
... serial poems, manifesting a postmodernist seriality that Joseph Conte ( 1991 : 24) has generalized as “an open structure that welcomes possibility, choice, and chance.” Splay Anthem pushes this serial openness even further as it allows the barriers between the two serial poems to break down so...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 865–886.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Review: Franco, Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Litera- ture since 1969, 625–28. Review: Weingrad, American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States, 625–28. Gniadek, Melissa. “Seriality and Settlement: Southworth, Lippard, and The Panorama...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that “people are different from each other.” Although both theorists first formulated these claims to describe the instabil- ity of gendered and sexual identity, their statements describe the operation of comic strip form exactly. As a serialized medium, comics proliferate images that imitate both...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 908–910.
Published: 01 December 2019
... depth of archival research, discussing many films and quoting from hundreds of documents. For example, he documents how early superhero serials like Superman and Captain America tended to have generic villains, rather than the recognizable supervillains from the comics, because of the serials’ razor...